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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Figure Drawings 081507

The purpose of today's exercise was to focus on quick sketches, and not get carried away with rendering. Focus on gesture, form and light. Simple placement of shapes and values, no detail. The longest drawing (shown above) was 60 minutes.
This one was done in charcoal on drawing paper, using the 'rub-out' technique.
After laying down a base middle gray tone, the darks were drawn in with charcoal, while the light areas were lifted out with a kneaded eraser.

Two more quick sketches
Charcoal on newsprint, 9"x12"
10 minutes each

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